Jacksonville Dolphins at Liberty Flames ATS Prediction 01/12/19

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A seven-game home winning streak is on the line for the Liberty Flames (13-4, 2-0 Asun) when they welcome the Jacksonville Dolphins (8-9, 1-1 Asun) to Vines Center. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Jacksonville Dolphins at Liberty Flames ATS Odds

Both teams had no trouble getting past their last opponent. The Flames defeated the Stetson Hatters 71-53, while the Dolphins beat the Kennesaw State Owls 90-70.

Jacksonville played a nearly perfect game. They had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.650 (above their season average of 0.508) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.0 (above their season average of 28.1). For those same stats, Kennesaw State had marks of 0.432 and 19.5, respectively. The Flames, on the other hand, had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 36.0 (above their season average of 25.8) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.630 (above their season average of 0.598). Scottie James had a good outing for Liberty, putting up 15 points and five rebounds. Tyreese Davis was a key piece for Jacksonville with 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

The high-powered offense of Liberty will clash against the mid-tier defense of Jacksonville. The Flames currently rank 11th in offensive efficiency, while the Dolphins are 208th in defensive efficiency. The Flames should have the edge on that end of the court. Conflicting tempos will be on display in this contest. The fast-breaking Dolphins rank 38th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Flames rank 323rd.

Jacksonville vs. Liberty Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Liberty, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Liberty ranks 13th in rebounds allowed per game (30.2) while Jacksonville ranks 196th (37.3).
  • The Dolphins rank seventh in blocks per game (5.8) while the Flames rank 122nd (2.8).
  • Liberty ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (10.2) while Jacksonville ranks 99th (12.6).
  • The Flames rank 38th in three pointers attempted per game (26.8) while the Dolphins rank 206th (20.0).
  • Liberty ranks 20th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Jacksonville ranks 142nd (7.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Dolphins have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (3.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 82.6 points per game (7.2 above their season average).
  • The Flames’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.0, down from 17.5 for the season.